Joni Finney

Professor of Practice

Higher Education Division

The public finance of higher education; statewide governance in higher education; access and completion in higher education; accountability in higher education

Joni Finney breaks down state and federal funding, college tuition structure, and financial aid options to devise better ways of making higher education realistic for more students. She continues to develop state-by-state comparisons of college affordability through her center, the Institute for Research on Higher Education. Finney also studies how high school standards prepare students for the rigor of college courses and how students progress through higher education through the baccalaureate degree.